Arab Bank Together with Tkiyet Um Ali Help Families in Need across Jordan during Ramadan
04 Sep, 2011
As part of Arab Bank’s sustainability program, Together, the Bank in coordination with Tkiyet Um Ali (TUA) recently concluded their food packaging and distribution initiative. This initiative witnessed families in need across the Kingdom receiving Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan.
This activity is part of Arab Bank’s efforts towards alleviating poverty in the kingdom and its mission to advance the culture of volunteerism through engaging its employees.
A total of 275 volunteers participated throughout the entire initiative. One hundred sixty five employees from Arab Bank, AB Invest and Al Nisr Al Arabi Insurance and their friends and family participated in the food distribution activity. These volunteers, with coordination from TUA, visited families in poverty pockets across the Kingdom, from the southern governorates of Aqaba and Maan to the north, in Amman and Zarqa, handing out a total of 6,000 meals to over 900 households during the entire month.
In addition to the distribution, employees from the three companies (Arab Bank, AB Invest and Al Nisr Al Arabi Insurance) and their friends and families volunteered to prepare and package meals to be delivered across the Kingdom. A total number of 110 volunteers prepared approximately 4,620 food packages during the month.
Ms. Dina Shoman, Executive Vice President of Branding at Arab Bank said, “Tkiyet Um Ali’s efforts towards hunger alleviation and job creation not only has a great impact on the lives of many families, but is also much needed during these times.” Ms. Shoman further elaborated, “I am proud of the time and energy that our volunteers put towards this activity, and we hope that their spirit inspires others to become active members in our community.”
Mr. Mahmoud Saif Al-Shareef, General Manger of Tkiyet Um Ali said, “Our collaboration with Arab Bank, an organization committed to social responsibility, has proven to be very successful as we were able to make a significant impact on the lives of many families across the Kingdom that suffer from poverty.”
Arab Bank customers can support TUA in addition to the other Together non- profit organizations through ATMs, Arabi Online (internet banking), Hala Arabi (telephone banking), branches and the Together Visa Platinum Credit Card.